Are you concerned about the effect that offshore drilling could have on your coastlines?
The risks to local fisheries, recreation, and coastal businesses (which generate BILLIONS of dollars!) are very real.
Not to mention expanding offshore oil drilling in US waters shows a lack of regard to the United States’ massive carbon footprint. Offshore drilling not only threatens ourselves, but the world as a whole.
The Department of Interior has announced plans to expand offshore oil drilling in U.S. waters, including the Atlantic, Pacific, Eastern Gulf of Mexico, and Arctic Ocean. This would overturn the federal government’s current 5 year offshore drilling program that protects these areas, and was informed by years of environmental review and input from millions of citizens.
Offshore drilling is a polluting activity that has no place in our nation’s future energy plans. The catastrophic effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill showed why we must stop drilling our ocean for oil and transition to a clean energy economy based on renewables and conservation.
Ocean Action via: Surfrider Foundation